Coconut Cream Cake Trifle w Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Easter everyone! This is is an extremely rich and moist coconut cake that I made for Easter dessert, I found the recipe on Pinterest,

Cake Ingredients:
Wet Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cream of coconut
4 eggs
1 cup butter, softened
Dry Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Buttermilk Mixture:
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. coconut extract

Preheat oven to 275.
Grease two 9 in round baking pans with Pam or parchment paper.
Separate egg whites and set aside in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl mix all wet ingredients listed above including egg yolks. (don’t include egg whites)
Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to the wet ingredient mixture until combined.
Mix buttermilk and and coconut extract and slowly add to batter until combined.
Beat egg whites on high with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
Fold egg whites into your batter.
Pour into two 9 in. pans and bake at 275 for 90 minutes.
At 60 minutes, check with a toothpick and continue to check every 5-10 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Once you transfer cakes to cooling rack, poke a few holes in the cakes (not all the way through) and pour remaining coconut cream over cakes.
After cakes cool completely, transfer to the freezer and freeze overnight.
Frost immediately out of freezer. Place on cake down, frost the top, place second cake on top, and frost sides and top of the cake. Top with toasted coconut. Recipes below.

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. coconut extract
1 bag confectioners sugar
Milk, as needed
1/2 bag sweetened, shredded coconut

Toasted Coconut Topping:
Place 1/2 bag of sweetened, shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted.

Mix butter, cream cheese, and coconut with hand mixer until combined. Slowly add confectioners sugar until reached desired consistency.
Top cake with toasted coconut!

I was too eager too let my cake cool and it broke into pieces!!! So I made a trifle instead đŸ™‚
Just layered cake pieces with frosting and shredded coconut.




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